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    Default question about lightened flywheel..

    im readin about these and i read that it allows the engine to rev up quicker.. so whats the negative effect? would it wear the enigne more cause the parts have more momentum?and how much more wear?

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    Default Re: question about lightened flywheel..

    Originally posted by Lt. Max
    im readin about these and i read that it allows the engine to rev up quicker.. so whats the negative effect? would it wear the enigne more cause the parts have more momentum?and how much more wear?

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    lightened flywheel = less weight = less momentum

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    hmmm ic.. so what would be the negative effects of it? what if it was boosted? would it help turbo spool up faster?

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    Well, for one thing, the car idles more rougher the lighter the flywheel is.

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    Default Re: Re: question about lightened flywheel..

    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    lightened flywheel = less weight = less momentum
    more specifically, lightened flywheel = smaller rotating mass

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    Default Re: Re: Re: question about lightened flywheel..

    Originally posted by D'z Nutz


    more specifically, lightened flywheel = smaller rotating mass
    yea i know, but i figured we would take things one step at a time with mr. physics phd here...

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    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
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    k tnx leme read that rage
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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: question about lightened flywheel..

    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    yea i know, but i figured we would take things one step at a time with mr. physics phd here...

    see my sig

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    sooo teg u wanna explain ur sig to me? cause i still dont get it :|

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    o yea teg u do realize that the phd thing was a joke right?
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    Simple Lighter flywheel = quicker rev's, however you do loose torque. As an example; Track racing with a Lightened flywheel is preferable as you do not usually see the low end of your rpm's. If you are drag racing it really depends on you engine power configuration. If you already have gobs of power<subjective> than It may yield better responsivness in the upper end. However if you have less than optimum power a lighter flywheel may be detrimental.
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    Originally posted by rage2
    discussed extensively here :

    http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread.p...137#post153137
    That thread was EVIL!!!

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    Originally posted by SHO
    Simple Lighter flywheel = quicker rev's, however you do loose torque. As an example; Track racing with a Lightened flywheel is preferable as you do not usually see the low end of your rpm's. If you are drag racing it really depends on you engine power configuration. If you already have gobs of power&lt;subjective&gt; than It may yield better responsivness in the upper end. However if you have less than optimum power a lighter flywheel may be detrimental.
    Playing too much GT3 on the PS2 there again?

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    Originally posted by SHO
    Simple Lighter flywheel = quicker rev's, however you do loose torque. As an example; Track racing with a Lightened flywheel is preferable as you do not usually see the low end of your rpm's. If you are drag racing it really depends on you engine power configuration. If you already have gobs of power&lt;subjective&gt; than It may yield better responsivness in the upper end. However if you have less than optimum power a lighter flywheel may be detrimental.
    please explain how this is true.

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    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    please explain how this is true.
    Link above in Rage's post has all the answers. Just look for hollywoods posts

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    Originally posted by Hollywood


    Link above in Rage's post has all the answers. Just look for hollywoods posts
    rage never said anything about torque loss...

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    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    rage never said anything about torque loss...
    k fine then. Generally there should be no torque loss with a lightened flywheel, since you are freeing up rotating mass and that mass does not create torque.

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    Originally posted by Hollywood


    k fine then. Generally there should be no torque loss with a lightened flywheel, since you are freeing up rotating mass and that mass does not create torque.
    yea, i know that. but i thought i would give SHO a chance to back up his bs...

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    Originally posted by Hollywood


    Just look for hollywoods posts

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    If you're drag racing you'll have to increase the RPM you launch from since the car launches off flywheel inertia. Less mass = Less inertia.
    Also keep in mind lightening the stock flywheel will weaken it, how much depends on how much it is lightened. If you've ever seen pics of what is left after a flywheel explosion you'd just bite the bullet and get an SSG or a Fidanza

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